38 Weeks

Well, I’m still pregnant! We started the weekend with a doctor appointment Friday morning. My doctor was a bit surprised to see us! She said she figured our little one would have arrived already. No such luck. We’re still waiting. After our appointment, we grabbed some lunch and headed to the Lil Bit’a Christmas Arts & Crafts show to do some walking and shopping. We ordered a Christmas gift for our Peanut! After that we pretty much just walked all weekend – Joe Mac Campbell Park (twice), Wal-Mart, and up and down our road.

How far along? 38 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I have no desire to know.

Maternity clothes? Yes

Stretch marks? ugh. Do we have to talk about that?

Sleep: Pretty good.

Best moment this week: Putting up the Christmas tree!

Movement: Lots!

Food cravings: None this week.

Gender: Boy

Labor Signs: Another lovely round of 2+ hours of contractions that came to an abrupt halt. Good thing we aren’t the type to rush off to the hospital at the first sign of a contraction because our kid apparently has a sense of humor. At our appointment last Friday, we also learned that I’m now dilated to 3 cm and he is “very, very low.”

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: regular clothes

What I am looking forward to: Holding my baby boy!

Weekly Wisdom: Walking miles and miles will cause a few contractions – and really sore legs.

Baby’s Development:

“Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she’s over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you’ll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby’s eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she’s born with brown eyes, they’ll likely stay brown. If she’s born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she’s 9 months old. That’s because a child’s irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she’s born, but they usually won’t get “lighter” or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)” – babycenter.com

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